8/14/2013 8:16 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - Under new rules that the State Board of Education considered, high schools must inform parents, coaches, and student-athletes of the risk of sports-related head injuries and report them within 30 days.
Earlier this year, legislators passed a bill that required the Secondary School Activities Commission (SSAC) to draft rules aimed at preventing youth concussions. Among other things, it requires schools to increase awareness and warn players of the dangers on continued play after suffering a concussion. The SSAC presented its proposed rule to the Legislative Oversight Committee on Education Accountability last month.
The board could vote on that proposal Wednesday.